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  • Today, we have a powerful military that serves as a deterrent, but the enemy we have today is not like World War II, where you sign a piece of paper and the war is over. Today they're not in uniform. In my time we knew what the enemy looked like, we knew his weapons systems and such. Today, your cab driver may be the person, you have no idea. I don't know how we got into this fix, but we're there.

    Powerful   Military   War  
    Source: www.achievement.org
  • Yes, prudently invested contributions to the Social Security fund may bring greater dividends, but those contributions would also face a greater risk. It would be like gambling. We should not gamble with the investments and the future of the citizens of this land.

    Land   Gambling   Risk  
  • I do not personally agree with some of the positions that Mr. Gonzales has advocated, but that should come as no surprise, because I do not agree with many of the proposals made by the man who nominated him, President Bush.

  • If you run across a dog driving, would you ever forget that? You could never forget that, that bump. It'll haunt you for the rest of your life. Imagine if you killed a human being. You're not going to forget that. Well, I killed many.

    Running   Dog   Bumps  
    Source: www.achievement.org
  • No times were more dangerous than when our country was born, when revolution was our midwife.

    1987 Response to Adm John M Poindexter and Lt Col Oliver L North's contention that their actions were greatly influenced by 'a dangerous world'. In the NewYork Times, 24 Jul.
  • There exists a shadowy Government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of the national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.

    Iran-Contra Hearings Closing Statement, www.danielkinouyeinstitute.org. August 03, 1987.
  • I hope that the mistakes made and suffering imposed upon Japanese Americans nearly 60 years ago will not be repeated against Arab Americans whose loyalties are now being called into question.

    Loyalty   Mistake   Years  
  • One doesn't become a soldier in a week - it takes training, study and discipline. There is no question that the finest Army in the world is found in the United States.

    "Congress bids farewell to influential lawmakers", www.foxnews.com.
  • It's a dream where you live a life that's powerful, one in which you can get married if you want to, raise kids if you want to, get educated to the limit of your capacity, and do what makes you happy, because we all are looking for the good life. We don't want to go through life with just fighting, fighting, fighting.

    Source: www.achievement.org
  • The President's speech suggested to me that were we to follow his leadership, we will be in Iraq not for months, but for years. I also hope I am wrong on this.

    Leadership   Years   Iraq  
  • I've always felt that if I am deserving of the Medal of Honor, there are many, many others who are. I felt a little bad receiving it, so I received it on behalf of the fellows, because there's no such thing as a single-handed war. There's always a support group, and if you didn't have people who supported you, you couldn't fight a war.

    War   Fighting   People  
    Source: www.achievement.org
  • Imagine yourself as a wife, and you have to look at a brain-injured husband for the rest of your life, and he can't talk to you. But we're paying for this. That's the easy part, money payment. But how do you pay for the misery? So if we can, we should be able to avoid war.

    Husband   War   Wife  
    Source: www.achievement.org
  • I'm supposed to be a normal, sane type person, but after you go through war and such, you become superstitious. I am convinced that somebody is looking after me.

    War   Normal   Type  
    Source: www.achievement.org
  • There is no such man as a one-person hero.

    Hero   Men   Persons  
  • That's one of the horrors of war, that you can train a person, train them to hate, train them to kill. It's a terrible thought.

    Hate   War   Horror  
    Source: www.achievement.org
  • Most people may not think about it, but the aftermath of war is very costly. Costly not just in lives, but the treatment. Because of the efficiency of our transportation system, the efficiency of our medical technicians, people are surviving.

    War   Thinking   People  
    Source: www.achievement.org
  • A great nation betrayed the principles which have made it great, and thereby became hostage to hostage-takers.

    1987 Of the Iran-Contra scandal. In the NewYork Times, 24 Jul.
  • Americanism is not a matter of skin or color.

    Color   Skins   Matter  
    "Sen. Daniel Inouye On Pearl Harbor, After 70 Years". "Tell Me More" with Michel Martin, www.npr.org. December 7, 2011.
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Daniel Inouye

  • Born: September 7, 1924
  • Died: December 17, 2012
  • Occupation: Former United States Senator